Gold mineralization in the Klondike Gold District by Dr Matthew Grimshaw (SRK Exploration)
Room G01, School of Earth Sciences, UCD, Belfield, Dublin 4
Room G01, UCD
The next UCD lunchtime seminar (Tuesday 26 February) will be presented by Dr Matthew Grimshaw (SRK Exploration) on "Gold mineralization in the Klondike Gold District".
There is a prolonged history of gold mining in the Klondike District of the Yukon that started with the Great Gold Rush in 1896. The area is most famous for its extensive placer deposits that have produced in excess of 20 million ounces and continue to be exploited today. Gold-bearing quartz veins have traditionally been invoked as the source for gold in the Klondike; however, exploration for a plausible economic deposit has proved challenging. The discovery of gold disseminated in a unit of schist has raised the possibility that quartz veins may not be the sole bedrock source for gold. This talk will present a history of gold mining in the Klondike Gold District, from the initial Gold Rush to current mineral exploration in the region. Recent research from the University of Leeds, in conjunction with Klondike Gold Corporation, has provided new insights into the bedrock source of gold in the area.
The presentation will begin at 1pm in room G01 of the School of Earth Sciences.
All are welcome to attend.